How to spray paint evenly like a professional?

Did you ever use spray paint? If you did, did it ever have too many splashes in one corner while the other spots were left empty? This happens because you couldn’t spray the paint evenly.


We know how annoying those moments can be. The uneven finishing makes all your effort go down the drain.


But guess what? In just 8 simple steps, you can have an evenly painted surface. No, we are not mucking around. These simple steps will help you to learn how to spray paint evenly.


So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump straight into the topic.

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How to spray paint evenly?

How to spray paint evenly like a professional

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That’s right as promised; we’ll show you how you can spray like a professional. You only have to follow the 8 easy steps at a time and achieve that end goal of yours.


Hold on; before we start explaining the steps, let’s take a look at the things you’ll need.


Tools you’ll need

The first thing you have to do is collect all the ingredients for the main dish. By that, we mean you need to accumulate all the things you need for the process.


So, here’s a list of all the items you need:

  • A can of spray paint
  • Spray paint primer
  • Spare paper
  • Painter’s tape
  • A piece of cloth
  • Gloves
  • Safety goggles


Do you have all of the above items? Ace! Let’s get started then, mate.



The first task on your hand is to get your work station ready. To do that, take some spare papers like an old newspaper and stick it all over the floor with a painter’s tape.


This will make sure you don’t accidentally colour your tiles. Don’t want to damage your house now, do you?


The next thing you must do is grab a wet price of cloth and rub it on the surface you want to paint. This will remove the dirt, and you’ll have an even surface to work on.


Step 2- Take precautions.

Done taking all the preps? Now, let’s take some precautions. Although spray paints aren’t that harmful, it never hurts to be careful.


Hence, wear a google and put on your gloves. This way, your eyes, and hands will be protected from the harmful chemicals.


Step 3- Apply the primer.

The next thing you should do is spray a coat of primer. Before you grab your primer and start working, let us inform you that it does not apply for all surfaces.


If you’re working on a table or wall then you have to use a primer. However, if you plan on spraying paint on a cardboard paper for some school project, skip it.


Now if you’re using a primer then shake the can of primer first. This will make sure it comes out smoothly. Once you shake it a few times, spray one layer of it on your surface.


Then all you have to do is wait for the primer to dry off. It takes from 30 to 60 minutes to completely dry off. And once it dries up, move on to the next step.


Step 4- Shake the spray can.


For the fourth step, you have to shake the can of spray well for about 3 to 4 minutes. This might seem like a lot, and you people might complain that your arms will fall off.


But we assure you this won’t be the case. Rather than that, you’ll have an evenly mixed spray. Ready to be sprayed on. To top it off, you’ll even get a perfect consistency.


All of this will help you achieve that even paint you want. Now, isn’t it worth shaking the spray can for a few minutes?


Step 5- Test your skill.

For this step, all you have to do is spray the paint in a newspaper. This will help you in two ways.


Firstly, you’ll test your skill and practice it till you can get it right. Secondly, you can check if the spray paint is coming out the way you want or not.


Practicing will also help you get the even surface you want. Because the more you practice, the more control you have over the spray can.


Done practicing? Let’s see what’s next.


Step 6- Apply a layer of spray paint.

How to spray paint evenly like a professional

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Now comes the main deal. You have to apply the spray paint now. Don’t be afraid. Just put your spray paint 6-8 cm away from the surface and start spraying.


Here comes the most challenging part. You have to make sure you spray each stroke evenly so that one part does not have too much paint.


To do this, move your hand as fast as possible and go from right to left while doing so. This way, you’ll be able to get that well-distributed paint you wanted.


Step 7- Wait till the paint dries.

Congrats! You overcame the hard part. Now you can knock off your work and relax. Why?


Well, because you have to wait for the spray paint to dry, and this takes 24 hours. So, carry on with your other works while the air does its magic.


Step 8- Re-apply the spray paint.

Once an entire day has passed, you need to apply the second coat of spray. Yes, one wasn’t enough.


But don’t worry. This time you’ll have better control, and your previous layer will make it easy to cover all your mistakes.


So, take out your spraying paint and repaint the surface. Just one more layer, and you’ll have an evenly painted surface.


Final Words

That’s our take on how to spray paint evenly. We sure hope all of you’ll try this at least once.


Trust us; this will bring a world of difference. So, what’s the wait? Get on and start working your way to an evenly painted surface.


Once you’re done with the work, do let us know it turned out!


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